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Community of Spaldia
Komuniti Spaldí sp

Spaldia Flag.png
Flag
Coat of Arms of Spaldia.png
Coat of Arms

Motto
Tini men miti, nörsk foravar sp
(English: "Tiny but Mighty, Norse forever")
Official language(s)Spaldian
English
Short nameSpaldia
DemonymEnglish: Spaldian
Spaldian: spaldsk
GovernmentCommune with pledged loyalty to the Kingdom of Denmark
- Minister of LanguageDylan Jován Bieniak
- Minister of AgricultureKatie Orcutt
- Minister of RelationsDavid Orcutt
LegislatureThe Tiny Ranch
Established5 June 2018
Population4
National sportEquestrianism
National animalBernese Mountain Dog
Patron saintSaint Kateri


Spaldians (Spaldian: spaldímenen) are members of a Scandinavian-based commune. It's cultural standpoint is primarily based on the constructed language of Spaldian.

The Community of Spaldia emerged in 2017 with the extreme development of the Spaldian language and has been established since 5 June 2018. Though loyal to the Danish monarchy, Spaldia does not claim any sovereignty over any land. On 1 March 2021, The Tiny Ranch was established as Spaldia's communal legislature in Vermont.

Etymology

The etymology of the word Spaldia comes from the Clan Spalding from the United Kingdom. More specifically, the Spaldingas were a Anglican tribe that settled in the Spalda in the Kingdom of Mercia.

Government

The legislature, the Tiny Ranch, is the centre of Spaldian culture. It is fully run by the ministers of language, agriculture, and relations. The legislature regulates the Spaldian language, community, and relations. As for loyalty towards the Kingdom of Denmark, Spaldia recognises Margrethe II of Denmark as the head of government as the rightful leader of Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Greenland, and Iceland.

There are currently four official titles of government for the Community of Spaldia, all ministers are sworn in at the Tiny Ranch in Vermont.

  • Monarch: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • Minister of Language: Dylan Jován Bieniak
  • Minister of Agriculture: Katie Orcutt
  • Minister of Relations: David Orcutt

Demographics

Members

Members of the community are chosen by a minister. There are currently four members of the Spaldian commune.

Language

The Community of Spaldia has four recognised languages:

Spaldian is the official language of the Community of Spaldia, with English as the de facto language. French language and American sign language are recognised minority languages. Spaldian, like English, belongs to the North Sea Germanic branch of the Indo-European languages, along with Frisian, Scots, and Low German.

All Spaldians speak English with a high level of proficiency.

Culture

Spaldia shares cultural ties with its Scandinavian influencers Denmark, Iceland, Sweden and Norway with British, Canadian, and American culture. Overall, the most important part to Spaldian culture is the language, that brings people together.

A major feature of Spaldian culture is the winter festival of Júl (Christmas) during the month of December. Yule (Yuletide) was and is a festival observed by the historical Germanic peoples. Scholars have connected the celebration to the Wild Hunt, the god Odin. It later underwent Christianized reformulation resulting in the term Christmastide.

Cuisine

Spaldian cuisine includes:

See Also